BASF build world’s largest single-train TDI plant in Europe

BASF to build world’s largest single-train TDI plant in Europe

2:39 PM, 26th May 2011
BASF to build world’s largest single-train TDI plant in Europe
Dr Martin Brudermüller, Vice Chairman, Board of Executive Directors, BASF SE. (C) BASF Photos.

  • Fully integrated 300,000 metric ton plant to start up in 2014 
  • BASF will be able to serve customers’ demand through local world-scale production in the largest geographic markets
  • Unique Verbund concept provides excellent cost structures

 

 

LUDWIGSHAFEN, GERMANY: BASF will build the world’s largest single-train toluene diisocyanate (TDI) plant in Europe. The plant will have a capacity of 300,000 metric ton per year and will be fully integrated with precursor production. The TDI plant will be located at one of the company’s integrated Verbund sites in Antwerp, Belgium or Ludwigshafen, Germany and will start production in 2014. Engineering is underway and the final site selection will be announced shortly.

 

“This new investment supports BASF’s growth strategy, underlines our leading position as the largest TDI producer and reinforces our strong commitment to the TDI market. BASF will have the ability to serve its customers’ demand through local world-scale production in the largest markets North America, Europe and Asia, in particular China. Our unique Verbund concept provides us with excellent cost structures,” said Dr Martin Brudermüller, Vice Chairman, Board of Executive Directors, BASF SE.

 

TDI is a key component used for polyurethanes industry, to a large extent used in the automotive industry (seating cushion and interior applications) as well as in the furniture segment (flexible foams for mattresses, cushions or wood coating).

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